2020 Keynote Speakers

Monday, June 15

Amy Franko - Impact Instruction Group
The Ripple Effect: Leading with Impact & Influence

In this leadership keynote, Amy Franko shares the 5 key leadership dimensions that today’s organizations need to consciously cultivate and embed in learning and development. When you build these dimensions, you’ll build an organization of leaders who show up in a more courageous and impactful way. Today, and for the future success of your organization.

Your participants will be prepared to think more strategically and operate more intentionally in today’s business climate. They’ll walk away with specific actions to elevate their ripple effect, within their organizations and beyond.


Joel Appelbaum, CPCU, ARM, AIS, CRIS,  International Risk Management Institute
5 Things to Know in About your Place in the Future of Training

Technology is changing the game in the insurance industry. Learn how to navigate the moving pieces and what to look forward to in future trends.

  • How technology is effecting the insurance industry
  • Why our industry needs to do more training, not less
  • How to navigate the moving pieces
  • Insurance industry training needs
  • What to look forward to in future trends

Tuesday, June 16

Amy Waninger, CPCU, AIDA, AIT, AIM, AIC, AINS, CIDM - Lead at Any Level
Network Beyond Bias: Making Diversity a Competitive Advantage for Your Career

Is your professional network as diverse as the workforce and community around you? If not, you could be missing important opportunities for your career and your company. Learn about the challenges we all face in making meaningful connections, the impacts of these missed connections, and how to recognize and overcome them. This session will help you remove the artificial barriers that may be keeping you from your next mentor, star hire, or big customer.


Wednesday, June 17

Storm Wilkins, Esq., CPCU, ITP - Temple University
Effective Policy Training: Leading Your Organization to Greater Success

Insurance policies are the lynchpin of the industry. It is what underwriters write, producers sell and claims handlers adjust.  The better your organization understands its policies, the better they will be able to serve your customers. Therefore, effective insurance policy training is critical. 

The best policy trainers are not just great trainers, they are great leaders!

  • They take initiative on their own. 
  • They mastermind and create plans. 
  • The learn all the time.
  • They show persistent continuous action towards definite goals.

By doing these things, they help to lead their organization to greater success. This session will discuss some of the hallmarks of effective policy training and inspire you to aim higher in your coverage classes.


Carl Van, ITP - International Insurance Institute, Inc.
Preparing Student Focus via the Manager:  How to Get a Classroom Full of active, Focused and Interested Students.

How people show up to your class is out of your control, but completely within the control of their managers.  All the managers need, is a little help from you. Most trainers get frustrated with managers who send their people to class without any inspiration.  When trainers try to talk to the managers about it, the trainers get frustrated because the managers themselves sometimes have an indifferent attitude toward training.  That’s usually because the manager has not been held accountable for his/her people’s performance in class.

In this session, Carl Van, ITP, President & CEO of International Insurance Institute will demonstrate how to show managers that they are the ones who have been accepting mediocrity out of their employees by not inspiring their people to improve themselves.  You will learn the right way to connect with managers, and learn to avoid saying the things managers hate hearing.